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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    By the way, Singer did not make machines in Turkey for crying out loud!!

    Billy


    Well it has come to my attention that by golly Singer was popping machines out of Turkey like crazy! See I told you I didnt know everything, and apparently someone else is not as smart as they thought they were either! :lol:

    Well the way I see it we are all having fun here thats all that counts right?

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by hootnannie
    http://medlibrary.org/medwiki/Singer...127#Production
    The link didn't make it so here it is.
    That is a very good link. I printed it out and now have 24 pages of history. Thank you, Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    Quote Originally Posted by hootnannie
    http://medlibrary.org/medwiki/Singer...127#Production
    The link didn't make it so here it is.
    That is a very good link. I printed it out and now have 24 pages of history. Thank you, Kathie
    Yeah I checked out also and it is really neat all of the information that is on it! Thank you for the post!!!!


    Billy

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    Hootnannie, thanks for the link. I printed out all the pages as well to go inthe folder with the machine info.

    Nett2, I love your "new" machine, especially the FOOT pedal! Thanks for sharing.

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    Nancy, here is more info for you on the 66's. I have two 66 machines dated 1921 and one has the back clamp and the other has the side clamp. The one with the side clamp came with an add on stitch length reg. If you remember when I posted a picture of the machine we all wanted to know what that ugly thing was on the front of the machine. I also have a 66 dated 1916 with back clamp. I have another 66 dated 1919 and it has a back clamp. Then I have a Lotus and it has a back clamp dated 1910. Add these to your list so we can keep up with all the dates.

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    Nancy and everyone that has a Davis VF machine look at this one on e bay.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
    Look at what info comes with it. It's nice to see that someone saved all the paper work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
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    This is ridiculous... Like sewing machine mechanics is rocket science, for crying out loud.

    You would think all collectors could share their common interest without site rivalry... I guess not.

    I belong to both sites, but which do I read daily? This one! The friendly one!
    Well the whole purpose of this shop is for anyone who likes vintage machines can come on in pull up a stool and sit back and talk about them. It is a friendly laid back place to hang out and I want everyone to feel like family. You know some of the the things that we talk about might not be "museum quality" and we might have a few things wrong but by golly we are learning just like the next person. This is not a stuffy gallery, this is an old timey sewing shop where you can kick your feet up and just shoot the bull.

    Billy
    Not only that Billy, but, this shop is family as well as an educational place. We are all teachers and at the same time students. This is a very kind and caring place to be. This is a wonderful place to be and I thank you and everyone else here. Kathie
    Amen to Family and Friends.

    I really like Redeyes. Beautiful machine and I can't wait until she has an application of cleaner and liquid gold. She'll look amazing.

    My gma had a redeye and I loved going down in the basement where I pretended to sew. I was always the curious one that got into more trouble because of my inquisitiveness (or orneriness). LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Nancy and everyone that has a Davis VF machine look at this one on e bay.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
    Look at what info comes with it. It's nice to see that someone saved all the paper work.
    Too bad that beautiful Davis VF isn't on this side of the pond. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    By the way, Singer did not make machines in Turkey for crying out loud!!

    Billy


    Well it has come to my attention that by golly Singer was popping machines out of Turkey like crazy! See I told you I didnt know everything, and apparently someone else is not as smart as they thought they were either! :lol:

    Well the way I see it we are all having fun here thats all that counts right?

    Billy
    This is as good a time as any to say that you should take anything I say with a grain of salt--I am wrong as often as I'm right, and appreciate it when someone points it out to me. Although, as I am suffering from CRS, I won't remember it next time around, either.
    I belong to several different SM lists, but have been hanging out here because I'm looking for a more "informal" atmosphere. (I must admit that I also "feed" off the excitement of those new to collecting!) This is a hobby for me, one I've shared with family and friends and one that has been a wonderful diversion through some really rough times, but is certainly not the most important thing in my life.
    So--entertain me some more! I love hearing about all of your "new" machines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    By the way, Singer did not make machines in Turkey for crying out loud!!

    Billy


    Well it has come to my attention that by golly Singer was popping machines out of Turkey like crazy! See I told you I didnt know everything, and apparently someone else is not as smart as they thought they were either! :lol:

    Well the way I see it we are all having fun here thats all that counts right?

    Billy
    This is as good a time as any to say that you should take anything I say with a grain of salt--I am wrong as often as I'm right, and appreciate it when someone points it out to me. Although, as I am suffering from CRS, I won't remember it next time around, either.
    I belong to several different SM lists, but have been hanging out here because I'm looking for a more "informal" atmosphere. (I must admit that I also "feed" off the excitement of those new to collecting!) This is a hobby for me, one I've shared with family and friends and one that has been a wonderful diversion through some really rough times, but is certainly not the most important thing in my life.
    So--entertain me some more! I love hearing about all of your "new" machines!
    I agree totally. We are all human and we all make goofs. I have it extra hard (lol) because I'm a senior and also a blonde so you may have to cut me some slack sometimes. hahaha
    I love this list and I also love seeing others getting involved in saving the old ladies cause someones gotta take our place when we can no longer fight the fight.

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    One more thing, my recent 27 acquisition is lacking a spool pin. Who sells such an animal? Billy, do you have extras? If so, put one in with the 99k screw when you send it, ok? Stick a bill for the stuff in and I'll get good with you on it. Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    One more thing, my recent 27 acquisition is lacking a spool pin. Who sells such an animal? Billy, do you have extras? If so, put one in with the 99k screw when you send it, ok? Stick a bill for the stuff in and I'll get good with you on it. Thanks for the help.
    Gotcha covered!!!


    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    I also love seeing others getting involved in saving the old ladies cause someones gotta take our place when we can no longer fight the fight.
    I know what will happen if I keel over before I pare down the number of machines I have: They will all go to the auction up the street, Goodwill, or the curb, depending on the mood my husband or kids are in. Knowing my kids, they'll just sell the house and contents. (They use a different word than "contents"; I'll bet you all know what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    This is as good a time as any to say that you should take anything I say with a grain of salt--I am wrong as often as I'm right, and appreciate it when someone points it out to me. Although, as I am suffering from CRS, I won't remember it next time around, either.
    I belong to several different SM lists, but have been hanging out here because I'm looking for a more "informal" atmosphere. (I must admit that I also "feed" off the excitement of those new to collecting!) This is a hobby for me, one I've shared with family and friends and one that has been a wonderful diversion through some really rough times, but is certainly not the most important thing in my life.
    So--entertain me some more! I love hearing about all of your "new" machines!
    That is the atmosphere that I want around here "laid back" and relaxed!!

    And just to say this, if it were not for all of you this shop would not be the wonderful place it is today!! That is why I insist that it is OUR shop, I was the guy that just opened the doors. You know the whole "if you build it they will come" thing....... :lol:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    I also love seeing others getting involved in saving the old ladies cause someones gotta take our place when we can no longer fight the fight.
    I know what will happen if I keel over before I pare down the number of machines I have: They will all go to the auction up the street, Goodwill, or the curb, depending on the mood my husband or kids are in. Knowing my kids, they'll just sell the house and contents. (They use a different word than "contents"; I'll bet you all know what it is.
    Sounds like my house. I told my daughter I felt sorry for her having to deal with it when I croak. Her reply was "one match will take care of it". Needless to say, someone else will be taking care of my last wishes. hahaha We raised my daughter and my DH's two daughters and none of them give a hoot in hell about anything dealing with sewing or quilting. How unfair is that?

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    I am wondering about this machine. I have just gotten bit by the older machine bug. I know this is "Vintage" but for some reason it perks my heart! Will appreciate any suggestions! She asked $175 and I think she would come down. She would have to come down a lot for me!
    Seller Wrote
    "There's a number pressed in the metal on the bottom front of the machine (when you tilt it back from the carrying case base) which I believe is the serial number. It is 507098. My guess is that it's from the 1940's or '50's.

    Other writing reads: Distributed by Necchi Elna Sewing Machine Sales USA

    Champion Made in USA Universal Motion Cycles 25-75 Model 24

    There is an instruction sheet in a plastic bag, along with several zipper foots (feet?), titled: "Unique Zipper Foot Assembly".

    The machine looks clean and in good shape. It's very attractive with the beautiful silver detail against the black. I've never sewn with it, so can't tell you anything about how it works. The case is decent, just not as good looking as the machine itself."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jan on 446
    I am wondering about this machine. I have just gotten bit by the older machine bug. I know this is "Vintage" but for some reason it perks my heart! Will appreciate any suggestions! She asked $175 and I think she would come down. She would have to come down a lot for me!
    Seller Wrote
    "There's a number pressed in the metal on the bottom front of the machine (when you tilt it back from the carrying case base) which I believe is the serial number. It is 507098. My guess is that it's from the 1940's or '50's.

    Other writing reads: Distributed by Necchi Elna Sewing Machine Sales USA

    Champion Made in USA Universal Motion Cycles 25-75 Model 24

    There is an instruction sheet in a plastic bag, along with several zipper foots (feet?), titled: "Unique Zipper Foot Assembly".

    The machine looks clean and in good shape. It's very attractive with the beautiful silver detail against the black. I've never sewn with it, so can't tell you anything about how it works. The case is decent, just not as good looking as the machine itself."
    That is a little pricey but the machine is a nice one indeed! i would start out around $65 and go from there I do not think I would go much over that. But Necchi is the Ferrari of the sewing machine world......

    Billy

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    Thanks! For some reason I think I have to have it! Either I'm suppose to get it or the devil is toying with me. I need to do something about this new obsession of mine!

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    This is my first time to try to post pics here but just gotta try so I can show ya'll they jewel I found yesterday. I've already named her Annabelle. From the best I can make out the serial # is G8459271 which I think makes her a 1910 model 15 Red eye. It has the singer swing away motor but I need a new rubber on the little wheel that touches the bigger wheel. The guy I bought her from said he thinks the contacts are bad in the foot pedal. DH can hardly wait to tinker with her but even if she never works properly she will be a beauty to look at once she's cleaned up.
    That is really unique that it has a friction drive motor on the machine and it has the Singer badge on it. Normally you would have the belt driven motors on the machine since the handwheel has the provisions for it. Makes me think this was a "Dealer installed item".

    Singer were first using electric motors on their machines in 1898.

    Billy
    You may be right Billy. On the wheel it looks like there's a place for one of the treadle belts but at the same time it's in a case that has a top that looks like a mailbox. Do the 66 models have a bobbin that drops in without a removeable case?
    I was on a site last night that ask a lot of questions and according to the answers it told me it was a 1910 model 15 (I can't find the darn site again) but today I find a site for serial #'s that says it's a 1920 and maybe a 66. I also found a site that said the 15 wasn't made after 1898. How can a person know for sure what we have?
    How do you change the stitch length?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan on 446
    Thanks! For some reason I think I have to have it! Either I'm suppose to get it or the devil is toying with me. I need to do something about this new obsession of mine!
    Just succumb to it, there is no rehab. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    Hootnannie, thanks for the link. I printed out all the pages as well to go inthe folder with the machine info.

    Nett2, I love your "new" machine, especially the FOOT pedal! Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks. The foot pedal isn't working for the moment but I'm sure it will when DH gets done with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Okay gang I have an announcement to make and this came from a very reliable source..........

    Word on the street is that Alan and a few of his faithful from the Needlebar have been lurking in our shop.

    For now on we are NOT going to mention the Needlebar!!!

    According to a few we are the village idiots and our shop has been mentioned in several topics and it was not nice. Anything related to the NB is copyrighted and belongs to Alan, I do not want to see it in this shop!!

    Billy
    WOW! Well, I'm not a "village idiot", but last summer I was a vintage sewing machine illiterate. From the help of others on this site willing to share their information and knowledge of vintage machines, I have learn so much about Singers as well as other machines and with this better understanding I am now steward of some wonderful machines that would have been sent off to the dump.

    As I have said, these machine will outlive us and it is best to start educating the younger generation, and what better way than to be open for all to learn from.

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    Go with it, don't fight it. You will lose. Ask me how I know.
    I have just been collecting since last November and have 5 machines. Billy has been just wonderful about giving them the spa treatment and sending them back happy campers to live with me. :lol: :thumbup:

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    I need a cup of tea. Some folks just irk me. Sorry for my rant for the day.

    And I love USING my many vintage machines. And they like to be USED, like they were meant to be used. Have fun treadling!

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    Since people are having trouble logging in to NB, I went and tried. On my first try, it said I had exceeded my alloted number of attempts to log in. Wouldn't let me in... I did notice on the bottom of the index page that it said ONE user was online at the time. It also said the most number of users online at once was 32, on some date in 2008. Wow. Not many members... Wonder why? (chuckle)

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